Is it true that there are no suspension adjustments?

Tiny
GILLB5
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  • 2008 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 38,000 MILES
I just had 4 new tires installed at a local tire store. The van badly needed an alignment. They told us that with the 08 Grand Caravan there was no rear adjustment. They would do a 'front thrust alignment' or something like that.

They gave us a computer diagram of all 4 tires. The diagram shows that the rear camber, toe, and thrust are NOT symmetrical. Is this true and is there any way to get the rear adjusted?
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Sunday, April 1st, 2012 AT 1:05 PM

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Tiny
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Yes it is true the rear does not have any adjusters the alignment is handled by the front end only.
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Sunday, April 1st, 2012 AT 1:43 PM
Tiny
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So there are no adjustments to fix the rear suspension? That seems like poor design on Chrysler's part.
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Sunday, April 1st, 2012 AT 1:50 PM
Tiny
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That's the way it is with a car manufacturer. You could try a frame shop as they someitmes can bend things for a better alignment. Tire shops would never do that because they don't have the equiptment so they just tell people it can't be done but a frame shop might be able as they run into this all the time. On a heavy duty truck (semis) they do this all the time.
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Sunday, April 1st, 2012 AT 1:53 PM

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